Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 10 2014 – The Final
Great British Bake Off episode 10 2014 - The Final

Great British Bake Off episode 10 2014 – The Final

Great British Bake Off episode 10 2014 - The Final: Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day — in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering the basics — with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers’ final five hours in the…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 9 2014 – Patisserie
Great British Bake Off episode 9 2014 - Patisserie

Great British Bake Off episode 9 2014 – Patisserie

Great British Bake Off episode 9 2014 - Patisserie: It’s semifinals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task — making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.     Culinary competition in which amateur cooks compete in a…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 8 2014 – Advanced Dough
Great British Bake Off episode 8 2014 - Advanced Dough

Great British Bake Off episode 8 2014 – Advanced Dough

Great British Bake Off episode 8 2014 - Advanced Dough: It’s the quarterfinals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level.     Culinary…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 – Pastries
Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 - Pastries

Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 – Pastries

Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 - Pastries: Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They’re assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of: the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers’ patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper éclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot…

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Read more about the article Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets – Cakes and Pastries episode 2
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Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets – Cakes and Pastries episode 2

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.     In this episode Raymond pays tribute to the sweetly satisfying extravagance of cakes and pastries. To kick off, a feather-light lemon tea cake, generously coated in sticky apricot jam and a tangy lemon…

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